Middle of the road pink, no orange droplet#1082


Pink Orange Shifting Droplet This standard round brilliant shifts color between orange and pink. It medium tone level and clean spirit is all wrapped up in a gemstone that weighs 1.10 carats.

The lighting is not the best as it is morning with a gray sky and only one yellowish squiggly florescent light shinning on my shoulder.   This droplet jumps into my hand and I see a middle of the road pink.  Then I look at the wisdom on the back of her box and it says orange.  So another shifty tourmaline has try to put one over on me.  I am beginning to loose my confidence.  Well anyway, I am glad that the droplets have a new member that I did not remember, to shift them into a higher gear.  She is eye clean and weighs 1.10 carats.  She is also quite flashy dressed in a standard round brilliant cut.


About Bruce Fry

I was born in Summit, NJ in 1947 and graduated from Summit High School in 1966. I graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1970 and after spending another year in graduate school, I left to see the world of Brazil. After spending some more time discovering myself, I ended up working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 32 years as an Air Quality Engineer in the Department of Environmental Protection. I retired in 2007 and took up faceting gemstones again after a long hiatus that reached back to my twenties. I had started cutting cabochons when I was 13 and bought my first faceting machine when I was 15, but ran out of money and time until I retired. My great love in gemology is tourmaline and the collection presented here represents my effort to get as much beauty and variety in the colors of tourmaline as I can. I was particularly lucky in being able to get unheated cuprian tourmaline before copper was discovered in gem grade tourmaline from Mozambique.
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